Nina Dobrev Hairstyles on blog of day; Fetal death and absorption is due to some lethal factor not completely understood at this time. It is thought to be either a hormonal inbalance or a deficiency of vitamin E or a lack of certain ingredients in the maternal blood. Having a phantom pregnancy does not mean that the bitch is sterile and unable to bear future litters. BRUCELLOSIS ABORTION blog of day; Some people think they can tell the number of puppies by counting the nipples, and the breasts that are filled with milk, believing that there will be one nipple for each puppy. This has no scientific basis. VACCINATION blog of day; A few days before whelping it is advisable to give a bitch a good bath to be sure she is rid of external parasites, such as fleas, lice, and ticks. She should also be free of any skin diseases, such as mange, ringworm, or fungus infections, which might be transmitted to the puppies. Nina Dobrev Hairstyles 2016.